With Pfeiffer Partners, KPN Architects is working on the renovation of + addition to the Queen Anne Academic Center to transform the facility into the Queen Anne Performing Arts Center. This centrally-located facility will expand + transform the arts programs at the Community College and serves to create a welcoming gateway for students + visitors.
KPN Architects is the Associate Architect to Pfeiffer Partners from New York and provided critical support in the space planning, design, construction documents and construction administration phases of the project. As the local representative, KPN provided the physical presence as well as the rapid response capabilities to the entire team through all phases of the project.
Their scope included conducting feasibility studies of the existing Hallam Theater, involving both the building and the site, to determine the extent of demolition and addition. KPN was also involved in the creation of background information and plans, and attended all planning sessions. KPN was responsible for specific tasks such as the creation of existing building background drawings and coordination during the design phase, as well as the preparation of material specifications.
KPN facilitated the submission process to DGS and localities (MNCPPC, etc.), and assists in coordination sessions/local meetings with state and local agencies. They also provide the team with critical code and planning data for the building and campus, and participate in site visits, information gathering, communications, quality control reviews, and the design and documentation of discrete areas of the building to produce stand-alone drawings in the CD set. KPN is the primary design team representative during Construction Administration.
KPN Architects worked with the design team and the college in selecting furniture for the various theatre, classrooms, offices and common spaces. The selection of furniture was unique to its program and function and was documented on the FF&E spreadsheet and Form G to be procured from various sources including Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE).
While working with the theatre consultant, KPN Architects documented all the theatre, lighting, musical, and other equipment into Form G for DBM review and approval. The furniture plans were carefully coordinated with MEP, AV/IT and Theatre plans to ensure that they functionally fit. KPN reviewed the plans and mock ups of the various theatre and arts teaching spaces with their respective departments for efficient use of space and equipment. KPN is currently working with the College in reviewing furniture and equipment purchase orders and MCE submittals for final procurement and installation.
KPN Architects also designed and produced the signage package for the project. This included working closely with the college on developing a comprehensive yet efficient wayfinding signage system for the entire building.